Open Doors gave me the confidence to further understand boardroom dynamics and how I can use my position as boardroom chair to strengthen and support the organization’s leadership as well as my fellow board members.Yolisa Kani, Head of Public Policy, South Africa, Uber
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TheBoardroom Africa (TBR Africa) is the largest regional network of female executives in Africa. Our membership represents over 1000+ executive women from more than 55 countries with work in or focused on Africa.
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We work with companies and organizations to help bridge the diversity gap on their boards by sharing vacant roles with our network, providing a shortlist of qualified candidates that meet their criteria, or through our bespoke search service.
Open Doors is the first globally-accredited board training of its kind offered to women leaders from across Africa. The curriculum features unique content developed by TheBoardroom Africa to help women navigate the intricacies of the boardroom.
Beyond the network, I also benefited from the classes — particularly the modules on finance, which went beyond the numbers to focus on the “why” of mechanisms and processes. Learning is a curve that never stops.Nabou Fall, Managing Director, Vizeo
From the modules to instructors, this is a world-class training. While I certainly had a tremendous learning curve, I walked away knowing how I can be more effective in a board role.Abam Mambo-Doh, Assistant General Counsel & Investigations Counsel - Asia Pacific, GlaxoSmithKline
Whether you are an expert or a first-time director, TBR Africa’s monthly webinar series provides practical guidance on common issues that may arise in the course of board service. These interactive sessions cover diverse topics from “How to prepare a board-ready CV” to “Building Organizational Resilience”read more
Transitioning to NED roles in New Industries
Contributor: Janhavi Dadarkar
Thursday, October 22
The topic of Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) in new sectors is one that is not well researched or talked about. Typically, NEDs are brought on to a board to offer a challenge to the management in fields relevant to the activities of the organisation to which they are appointed. Therefore, recruiters and companies alike restrict their search to those who demonstrate previous experience in the same sector. However, increasingly, the benefit of diverse perspectives and stakeholder voices is being recognised and corporates are looking for both breadth as well as depth from their NEDs. From the NED candidate’s perspective then, there are different challenges which require the development of new skills, as well as using existing skills in new ways. Join Janhavi Dadarkar for this insightful webinar on how to not only prepare to take on a role in a new sector but also how to navigate your way in order to succeed once you are there.
Getting to the Boardroom
Thursday, April 1
Our inaugural conference is dubbed Getting to the Boardroom. The first edition will lay the foundation for building ties and community within TBRA’s network of ~1000 executive women. Beyond the network, the conference targets aspiring female executives and board leaders looking to position themselves for future board roles and improve their ability of existing board members to perform in their new sessions. It will take place over 2 days and will also offer companies an opportunity to showcase their interest in hiring senior female talent and offer consultancies an opportunity to connect with female talent.